Reduce maternal and infant mortality rates with reproductive health care and education. Help 12,000 women access pre- and post-natal care, protecting their health during pregnancy and delivery.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
An alarming percentage of Afghan women and babies die during pregnancy and delivery. Most women deliver babies at home without the assistance of trained medical staff. CHI/AIL offer lifesaving health services and medical interventions to pregnant women and babies through three rural clinics in Afghanistan, including on-site baby delivery for high-risk cases. CHI/AIL also educate women about their reproductive health so that they can make healthy choices during pregnancy and delivery.
How will this project solve this problem?
12,000 Afghan women will receive pre- and post-natal care, midwifery, family planning services, education on women’s reproductive health, delivery kits for home delivery, and assessment and intervention for high-risk pregnancies.
Potential Long Term Impact
Thousands of women who would have lost their lives or the lives of their babies during pregnancy and delivery will be saved. Women will learn how to prevent complications during pregnancy and delivery and protect their long-term reproductive health.
Total Funding Received to Date: $17,512
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $42,780
Total Funding Goal: $60,292